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Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer-simulated war games at the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender is the result of decades of genetic experimentation, Earth's attempt to make the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? The only way to find out is to throw the child into ever-harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six-years-old when his training begins. He will grow up fast.

But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

This Special 20th Anniversary Edition of the science fiction classic is now digitally remastered with a full cast production. It also contains an exclusive bonus original postscript written and recorded by the author himself, Orson Scott Card!

Browse more titles in the Ender Wiggin series.
©1977, 1985, 1991 Orson Scott Card (P)2002 Fantastic Audio, an imprint of Audio Literature

Critiques

"'Intense' is the word for Ender's Game." ( The New York Times)
"If you have not yet read Ender's Game you most definitely should: it is believed by some to be the best science fiction book ever written, and a strong contender for 'Great Book' status." ( Amazon.com)

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  • Kapila
  • 29/01/2003

6 titles in the series so far

Ender's Game is one of the best sci-fi books written.
However, I'm mainly writing this review to make others
aware that there are actually 6 books (so far) in the
series:

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind

Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon

The last two books don't actually feature Ender at all -
they're about the character of Bean and the story of
what happened on Earth after Ender's Game.

All 6 books are fantastic. I've bought them all on
audiobook, but for some reason I can only seem to
find 4 of these titles using Audible's search engine
(and "Shadow of the Hegemon" seems to have been
renamed for some reason?).

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 08/06/2016

The Best Science Fiction Book Of All Time

All other Science Fiction is measured by Orson Scott Card's masterpiece. Decades before Ready Player One, we had Ender Wiggins. The plot is superior, the characters deep, the twists are pre RR Martin. Since I read this in the 80's, I have told everyone I know about it and I lost count of how many times I have read the hard copy and listened on CD and download.

Rudnicki is to Card, as Muller was to King, Porter to Mayberry and Runnette to Tufo.

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  • Wheelman
  • 31/01/2003

Captivating

Based on an Audible.com recommendation I looked into obtaining Enders Game. Admittedly I was reluctant to listen to this. Primarily - I enjoy political thrillers, history and biography titles. I did not see a science fiction novel fitting in there. On reading other reviews I decided to give this a try. Was I in for a surprise. This is one of the most entertaining audiobooks I have ever listened to. Hang on, because you are in for a warp speed ride through Andrew Wiggins world. Incredibly entertaining, intellectually challenging, and very mature. Sharp dialogue, great pace, non-stop action. As with most truly great reads (listens??) you do not want it to end. Well, Enders game is part of a trilogy: Enders Shadow and Shadow of the Hedgemon. I just finished Enders Shadow, another excellent audiobook. I have purchased 'Hedgemon' but I need to catch my breath before I start it. Listen to Enders Game you will not regret it.

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  • Joe
  • 13/06/2005

The Enderverse

This is my favorite science fiction series. The characters are easy to identify with, and you will find yourself sucked into this imaginary universe, nicknamed the Enderverse by fans.

Recommended order of reading (in my opinion): Ender?s Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind. Reading the books in this order will keep you interested and keep the story moving more naturally.

If after reading all of these wonderful books you are still itching for an Enderverse fix then read First Meetings. The list above is sorted by the Enderverse timeline. Meaning that the flow of events in the stories are uninterrupted. If you were to read the books in the order they were published, you would bounce back and forth in between time and few of the plot twists in future books would be revealed before you wanted them to be known. First Meetings, however contains short stories that occur both before and in between the list above within the Enderverse.




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  • Pat
  • 24/04/2008

Nice Surprise

I have to admit, this audio book totally took me by surprise. Except for the Harry Potter books, performed by the incredible Jim Dale, Enders Game is the first audio book that I've listened to that I hadn't first read. All I can say is, WOW. The performance given during this 'reading' comes close to rivaling that of the previously mentioned Mr. Dale, in my humble opinion. It's obviously a very different kind of performance, for a very different kind of book, and that's a good thing.

As for the story, it's excellent. Recommended by my brother, I read the summery with a great deal of apprehension. A little boy, attending a 'battle school' to become the military commander that would lead Earths space fleets to victory over an alien invasion force? As I write this, it still sounds silly, and perhaps it is. But Card makes it work, and work very well. And extremely entertaining to boot. The plot and character development move along at a good click. So good in fact that I was completely engrossed within the story when plot twists materialized and was genuinely surprised. THAT'S the mark of a well written/performed book.

Overall, between Card's story telling and an excellent narration, this audio book should be towards the top of everybody's list. And not only science fiction fans, but anybody searching for a great performance of a great book.

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  • Cathleen
  • 22/02/2003

Just the beginning...

This book was a strange choice for me,(I didn't know Card, and rarely read Sci Fi) but I was browsing, and chanced upon it. For some unknown reason, it intrigued me, so I tried it.
It was, then, to my utter astonishment, that Ender, and his story, somehow catapaulted within me to earn a place on my list of all time favorites!(Lit major,former teacher,I've read a bunch).
The story itself is a good one, but I think that, it is its unraveling, that speaks to one's soul.

But to experience all the depth and wonder of the series, you must start here. Card himself admits, that he basically wrote this book to set the stage for the next one, which is "Speaker for the Dead"(my favorite...so far)
I encourage you, even if you don't usually read this type of book to try it.

Experiencing withdrawal symptoms, waiting for audible to offer "Xenocide",(the sequel to Speaker), and hopelessly addicted to Ender's story, I wandered on to listen to the others in the series. I actually READ "Ender's Shadow", because I didn't want an abridgement (I craved every single word!). I thought that these other books would have little impact on me, since Ender's character is only a peripheral element.

Was I wrong!
In the "Shadow" series, like the peeling of an onion, Card reveals layer after layer of the characters he creates in this book, and I found myself caring as much about them as I did about Ender.

I understand that Card is in the process of writing a book about Ender's mother.(As is probably obvious, I became obsessed with Ender, and had to find out everything I possibly could.) Before I read the "Shadow" series, I thought, "Who would want to read a book about Ender's mother?" Now I know the answer: ME.
If you start with "Ender's Game",and then go on to the others in the series, I think the answer might also be YOU!

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  • Dee
  • 07/08/2013

Just love this story

This story is so captivating. While the narrator for Ender is great, I cannot stand the woman they chose to narrate Valentine. Sounds like the world is ending in every painful word she says.

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  • Yang
  • 15/10/2013

Good balance between sci-fi and thriller

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'm not a huge fan of science fiction, but with the movie coming out soon and the positive reviews 'Ender's Game" received I decided to give it a try. The plot was fast- paced and exciting, although there were times when the story stepped a little too far into science fiction territory for me (lots of anti- gravity situations that didn't further the plot).
The writing style is quite cynical and at times very dark, and I definitely think there is some political commentary, or at the very least Card subconsciously projects his cynical views of government into the plot.
Criticisms aside, I thought the book was very thought provoking, and extremely entertaining. It's definitely worth a read!

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  • A.H.
  • 01/01/2003

Harry Potter has nothing on Ender Wiggin

Don't get me wrong. Although this is a story about a child, it's not written for children. A child might enjoy it, but it is a story about war, violence and politics. It is a classic tale of the weak overcoming extreme adversity.

Ender faces many trials during his training to become the savior of the world in a futuristic setting. He is a character I could identify with and found myself cheering him on at each challenge.

An excellent book. I can't wait to listen to the related stories to find out what happens next to Ender and what happened to his friends and family.

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  • Mike
  • 17/10/2013

Excellent entertainment with an emotional punch

I was twenty when I first read “Ender’s Game” back in 1987. I was completely absorbed in it, turning the pages eagerly to know what would happen next and being shocked, even outraged, when I understood the sustained deceit and betrayal on which the book was based.

Twenty-six years later, I decided to listen to the audio book version. It was a delight. The narrators give it the feel of a radio play without missing a word of the original prose.
Perhaps because I knew the ending or perhaps because I am older, this time my attention was caught by the sadness of the book. Ender is almost always alone, almost always being pushed into situations where none of his options are good, and always burdened by the knowledge the choices that he takes change who he is. I was also more sympathetic to the adults who do the terrible things that shape Ender’s fate; knowing that they are terrible, necessary and unforgiveable. Ender’s assailed innocence and the compromised integrity of the adults are a lesson it what it means to be “grown up” and why children deserve to have time to be children.

The book focuses relentlessly on the violence we are willing to commit and the “sins” we are willing to live with in order to survive. It doesn’t glorify these things but it doesn’t diminish them either. It tackles what it means to be different and how often an inability to communicate turns difference into conflict.

At its heart, “Ender’s Game” tells us that all games are real, all choices matter, everything that creates an enemy has a consequence. What makes the book remarkable is that it tackles all this while doing a good job of seeing the world through the eyes of a (very bright) vulnerable, lonely, child who is equally gifted with empathy and ruthlessness.

Re-reading the book more than twenty years on adds other points of interest: Card’s imagining of the role of the web, the “desks” the children work on and the concept of war executed by tele-presence are all pleasingly accurate. This time round I was very aware that the ending of the book felt like an add-on to set up “Speaker for the Dead” – which I also read twenty-six years ago.- whereas, on the first read, I saw it as a slightly clumsy effort at redemption. The audio book includes an interview with Card, where he explains that he did indeed rewrite the ending and how that came about. I now find Card’s politics a little thin and unconvincing – too American to be truly global- but I found the way he writes Ender’s sister much more moving than before.

The movie will be out soon. I don’t have high hopes of it, although I’ll watch it all the same. In my view, the most entertaining and engaging way to experience “Ender’ Game” is to listen to this audio version. I recommend it to you.

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  • mitchworld
  • 15/07/2007

Fesselnd

Ender's Game und Ender's Shadow (unbedingt auch lesen oder hören) erzählen dieselbe Geschichte rund um einige Elite-Protagonisten im Kindesalter, die handeln und vor allem denken wie Erwachsene, aus einer jeweils anderen Perspektive. Beide Audiobooks sind absolut perfekt gelesen, was genau zu dem Eindruck führt, den Orson Scott Card im Nachwort zu Ender's Shadow schildert: Das Hörbuch ist für diese Art von Geschichten das perfekte Medium, da man die Geschichte hört, während man sich die Bilder im übertragenen Sinne _vor Augen führen_ kann.

By the way: Warner Bros. hat die Filmrechte an beiden Büchern gekauft und für 2008 einen Film angekündigt, der die Story aus beiden Perspektiven erzählt. In den Augen derer, die die Bücher gelesen oder gehört haben, wird es der Film aber schwer haben, da die Bücher schwer zu toppen sind.
Die besten Bücher, die ich bisher gelesen/-hört habe.

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  • Allgäuerin
  • 24/10/2006

Ein Klassiker

Leider nicht auf Deutsch erhältlich ist Enders Game ein echter Klassiker. Er ist auch für einen Hörer mit Schulenglisch (so wie ich) gut verständlich. Ich bin kein Fan von SciFi aber dieser Roman hat mich begeistert, er lebt von den zwischenmenschlichen Abgründen hochbegaber Kinder an einer Battleschool in der das virtuelle Spiel schnell zum bitteren Ernst wird.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gerald Janisch
  • 15/06/2007

geniale Geschichte

Finde die Geschichte echt genial. Super-einfach zu verstehen, guter Sprecher - uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen. Das Interview mit dem Autor am Ende ist auch hörenswert.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Normen Behr
  • 10/11/2011

Mich packte das Ender-Fieber nicht

So ganz kann ich den Wirbel um dieses Buch nicht nachvollziehen. Die endlos scheinende Abfolge von "battles" hat mich schnell ermüdet, von einer echten Handlung kann ohnehin kaum die Rede sein. Und die Tatsache, dass das Schicksal der Welt auf drei Kindern ruht, ist zudem noch schwer zu akzeptieren. Die ganze sporadische Handlung steuert auf ein Ziel hin: Die große Schlacht gegen eine außerirdische Rasse, welche die Menschheit einmal bereits fast ausgerottet hätte. Und dann ist diese Schlacht selbst die absolute Antiklimax und der Leser / Hörer muss sich fragen: Das war's jetzt??

Aber immerhin gebe ich ja drei Sterne. Die eindringliche Charakterstudie der Hauptperson, die von Kindesbeinen an zum knallharten Soldat ausgebildet wird; die Atmosphäre an den verschiedenen Schulen, die Ender besucht und die Überraschung am Schluss haben diese Bewertung sicher verdient.

Die Idee mit den verschiedenen Sprechern fand ich anfangs zwar ganz nett, irgendwann wird es aber verwirrend und scheint nicht immer logisch zugeordnet. Zu guter Letzt kommt auch noch ein sage und schreibe 45-minütiger Monolog des Autors daher – und wenn ein Mann, von dem man weiß, dass er Homosexualität mit Pädophilie gleichsetzt, sich eine Dreiviertelstunde lang selbst beweihräuchert, hilft endgültig nur noch der Griff zur Stop-Taste.

Fazit: Ich hatte mir von diesem Klassiker, der kaum überschaubar viele Fortsetzungen nach sich zog, wirklich etwas mehr erwartet – und den monologischen Anhang hätte man sich getrost sparen können.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • D. Hannaske
  • 28/04/2009

Eindeutig empfehlenswert

Die Story von Ender Wiggin und wie er an der Battle School sowie Command School "entwickelt" wird ist atemberaubend erzählt. Es macht Lust auf mehr. Ich fahre jetzt fort mit "Enders Shadow" und "Shadow of the Hegemon". Bei der Reihenfolge der Bücher bitte beachten, dass die chronologische Reihenfolge von den Erscheinungsdaten abweicht. (Aber wikipedia hilft da weiter. :))Das Englisch ist sehr gut verständlich sowohl von der Aussprache als auch der Wortwahl, das Buch ist auch für Englisch-Anfänger empfehlenswert. "Ender's Game" hat Lust auf mehr gemacht.

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  • LTomsik
  • 20/04/2018

Just the physics is wrong.

Nice story, better than the movie. Not too brutal and not too soft. Just when you are traveling in a relativistic speed, skipping 50 years on Earth, how could you possibly send an receive messages on time?

  • Global
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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 13/12/2017

Wonderful

I like everything about it. I read the book before so I knew the story was superior, but the speaker made it perfectly complete. Only the female speaker in Valentines POV often had the same tune to every sentence, and I am not sure whether or not this is wanted and I just completely missed the reason why. Overall a very nice work!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • leeanne walter
  • 21/01/2012

sehr empfehlenswert - scifi klassiker - beruehrend

mich hat die geschichte sehr beruehrt.
hatte zunaechst sorge sie auf englisch zu hoeren. das ging aber ganz gut.
sehr gute, angenehme und verstaendliche specher.
auf deutsch wuerde ich die geschichte ab 12 jahren empfehlen. auf englisch vielleicht ab der 10.klasse?
die story gibt die moeglichkeit ueber alle spannenden aspekte des lebens nachzudenken, wie ueberlebenswille, gewalt, entscheidungen und die konsequenzen, fremdsein und den umgang mit unbekanntem, verstehen, freundschaft, liebe ... . und ist dabei keineswegs erzieherisch. sondern spannend, mitreissend, kurzweilig.
es soll ja nun doch ein film herauskommen - vielleicht gibt es dann ja auch ein deutsches hoerbuch.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • sirrao
  • 08/11/2008

Spannende Science-Fiction Story

"EnderŽs Game" war mein erstes Hörbuch in englisch. Es ist zum allergrößten Teil wirklich gut zu verstehen. Besonders gut fand ich den Sprecherwechsel in bestimmten Szenen. Das hat Abwechslung gebracht und geholfen die Handlung zu strukturieren.

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  • Global
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  • greengecko
  • 02/02/2008

Great book and very well read

I rather bought this audiobook at random. The description was appealing and since it is considered to be a sci fi classic I gave it a try. I was really surprised how good it was. Also the reader(s) did a very good job. The characters are distinguishable by pronunciation without driving it too far and thereby the story feels really alive.Go get it.